Cragganmore

Cragganmore Distillery

Cragganmore was founded in Ballindalloch, Speyside, in 1869 by the legendary ”Big” John Smith and in 1887 was the first distillery to take advantage of the railway system for transportation, with its own railway siding on the Strathspey route.

John”s son Gordon took over the running of the distillery in 1893, commissioning a new distillery in 1901 designed by Charles Doig and built using stone from the local hillside called Craggan Mor (big rock). In 1923, Gordon”s widow sold the distillery to the White Horse Distillers Ltd., the Distillery is now owned by Diageo. One of the original ”Classic Malt Selection” whiskies, Cragganmore is a small distillery that still uses John Smith”s original flat topped spirit stills, the newly distilled spirit is cooled in traditional wooden worm-tubs giving this highly prized whisky a unique complexity that has always been highly prized by blenders, even today much of the production is used in Old Parr and White Horse blends.

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